Auc­tion of Hep­burn’s be­long­ings tops $6mn

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Time Out - AFP

An auc­tion of items from screen icon Au­drey Hep­burn’s per­sonal col­lec­tion has made more than $6 mil­lion (`39.2 crore), in­clud­ing a world record for her script of the 1961 film, Break­fast at Tif­fany’s, Christie’s auc­tion house has an­nounced. “We’ve been de­lighted with the over­whelm­ing re­sponse to the per­sonal col­lec­tion of Au­drey Hep­burn,” said Adrian Hume-sayer, head of sale and di­rec­tor of pri­vate col­lec­tions at the auc­tion house. She’s one of the great­est icons in the his­tory of film and the in­cred­i­ble re­sult so far, for part one of the col­lec­tion, is a tes­ta­ment to her en­dur­ing ap­peal.” Bid­ding is open on­line un­til Oc­to­ber 4 for part two of the sale. The Bri­tish ac­tor, who died in 1993 aged 63, was a film and style icon from the 1950s on­wards. Dresses and coats, ac­ces­sories in­clud­ing sun­glasses, gloves and ear­rings as well as let­ters, pho­to­graphs and paint­ings were among the 246 lots in the sale. They came from the late film leg­end’s Swiss home.

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